Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Sutton Stroke Association during one of their ‘Swim Meets’ at Westcroft Leisure Centre.

The Stroke Association is a leading UK charity for people who have suffered a stroke. They have been leading research to better understand what causes a stroke, how to prevent them and how to treat them. They have also led the way in the ‘Act FAST’ campaign, which has raised public awareness on the signs that someone may be having a stroke and what to do if they see it happening.

The Stroke Association also offers support services for people who have had a stroke, and I went along to a meeting of the Sutton branch at one of their regular ‘Swm Meets’, where members take part in water exercises. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and discussing how the Stroke Association had helped them and their families.

If you or a family member have been affected by a stroke and want more information on support available, click here to find out more.

I want to thank the Sutton Stroke Association for inviting me, and for all the excellent work they are doing helping stroke survivors in Sutton.